How much time in Honiara and close surrounds??
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Jun 23, 2013 8:41 PM Last Post By: Ozziegiraffe
Jun 18, 2013 5:19 PM
How much time in Honiara and close surrounds??Hello,
We are heading to the Solomons for a short break in May.
Most time will be spent on another island but we were thinking of spending a few days in Honiara to see the sites and surrounds.
More interested in the culture sites, WW2, land sites.
I can't find much information so looking for some help... We were thinking of giving ourselves 2 days before we fly out... is that too little?
Jun 19, 2013 1:10 PM
1You can see a couple of WWII relics in Honiara itself, eg a cannon-type gun in the town park (I don't know guns :-). For more WWII relics, go to the Vilu War Museum. The i-Clam clam 'farm' is also interesting; it's on the way to the Vilu museum. If these two venues are still open, that is. I haven't been to Honiara recently. You won't be able to do too much in two days.
Ozziegiraffe will be able to give you more suggestions/recommendations.
Jun 23, 2013 8:41 PM
2I-Clarm moved to the Western Province in about 2000! I'm not sure the Vilu museum has officially re-opened. However, local travel operators do day trips around World War II sites (call in at the Visitors' Bureau, near the Mendana Hotel).
I usually take visitors to Betikama school to look at war relics.
The Museum is worth a visit, as is the satellite Festival of Arts site at Doma, and the main one near the College of Higher Education (which has recenty become the National University).
I would advise two to three days in Honiara as a miinimum. It also ensures you don't miss your plane out if there are delays wth return flights from wherever else you are going, which do happen from time to time.
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